Has anyone had a successful ileostomy reversal with a closure of a fistula in their jpouch. Specialist wants to excise my pouch and anus. I was taking Remicaid to heal the fistula and developed drug induced lupus. Now on Entyvio. Hoping my j-pouch fistula will heal and it can be used again. I am terrified of having my anus removed and the male complications that come with pouch excision. Poor quality of life with ileostomy, lupus, and Crohn’s disease. I want my life back. Going in for sigmoidoscopy next month to see if fistula has healed and also to check for inflammation. I went 28 years with some pouchitis and an anal fistula surgery. Last year went to ER fir peritonitis and sepsis. Looking fir advice from anyone with a similar diagnosis.